| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:07 PM
How many of you remember the Pope for a Day controversy?
Pennsylvania Gov. Robert Casey once stirred strong negative feelings within the Democratic Party by advocating strongly for his pro-life views, even fighting to express them at the 1992 Democratic...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:20 AM
NEAR MIDDLE RIVER, Minn. Brad Nelson's deer stand sits empty this fall, a decision his family made as tribute to a man who was the life of their hunting camp.
So many good times. So many stories, some of which can't be told in print.
That's the way it...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:29 PM
For many, faith does not allow room for doubt. For others, doubt can serve as a meaningful signpost on a spiritual journey. Two Chicago-based authors, Amy Andrews and Karen Beattie, will share their stories as part of "The Way of Doubt: Telling Stories,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:57 AM
First Christian Church minister, Jeffery Watton, shares a bit of church history along with his plan for initiating a new Sunday service, Oasis.
“This church, this west side of Petoskey, was once full of young families. The people found their way...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
| Jul 23, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Like Passover and Easter, it is a cornerstone religious holiday and a movable feast based on the phases of the moon. Like Passover and Easter, the people who celebrate it identify themselves as the spiritual children of Abraham.
The religious observance...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:57 AM
Virginia Thorndike strolls through the garden in front of her Monkton home each morning, carefully observing the ways the flowers have changed from the previous day.
She sums up the feeling that overcomes her: "Gratitude."
Thorndike designed her...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Needing a little inspiration to write my article this week, I went to visit Betty, a dear friend who has been an avid Master Gardener for many years. Betty often sends me interesting gardening articles from magazines and newspapers that would make good...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:04 PM
In the church we have liturgical seasons.
We begin our year with the season of Advent. We celebrate Christmas and Epiphany, move into a bit of Ordinary Time, and then it's on to Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season. We celebrate Easter and its season....
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:11 PM
As soon as Amanda Mages learned through a middle school research project that 1 billion people worldwide do not have access to quality drinking water, she wanted to do something.
But it wasn't until years later that she started talking about her desire...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 11:25 AM
I confess that, directed by your letters, I do not write enough about Islam or Muslim spiritual life. To help to correct my lacuna, I've decided not to let the holy Muslim month of Ramadan pass this year without sending along to all of you...